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Australia welcomed 9.1 million international visitors for the year ending June, up six percent compared to previous 12 months.

According to the International Passenger Survey tourism statistics, Scotland welcomed a growth of 10.8 perecent of overseas visitors from July 2016 to June this year and an increase of 19.4 percent in spend. In the second quater of the year alone, overseas visits have increased 21.6 percent.

With between 400,000 and 600,000 thousand Muslim visitors arriving in South Africa annually, Halal tourism is a market with huge growth potential for the country that has remained relatively untapped.

Tourism Ireland welcomed an increase of 2.5 percent growth in overseas visitors from January – August this year, over 2016 figures.

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) recently embarked on a promotional tour in China, as part of the government’s intensive efforts to attract more global tourists and new international business opportunities.

Based on a memorandum of cooperation signed between the National Tourism Industry Union of Belarus and Astana EXPO-2017, Belarus confirmed its participation in Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan, where it will be present during a dedicated Belarusian day on August 16.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrated its growth in Japan with the signing of three hotels in key destinations across the country.

Hailed as one of the UAE's premier entertainment and business destinations, Yas Island participated at this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on April 24 —27, in order to showcase its full range of leisure and MICE offerings to both domestic and international visitors.

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched the second edition of Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP) at IMEX Frankfurt.

Kilimanjaro National Park is considering further initiatives related to what is said to be the tallest tree in Africa, which boasts the potential to attract nature enthusiasts to the region and drive tourism growth.